Request Types: By List
Primary or Club Station

Vanity Call Signs

Provide a list of up to 25 call signs in the order of your preference. The first assignable call sign on your list will be assigned to your station. When so requesting for your primary or club station:

 

Q: I have never held another call sign and I have no deceased close relatives that were hams. Under which provision am I eligible for a vanity call sign?

Q: The call sign I want to request hasn't been reached in the sequential call sign system. Is it available under the vanity call sign system?

Q: Can I use the "wildcard" (examples: "W9**" or "*9**") to request a call sign with a format having a single letter prefix and a two letter suffix (examples: "K9AA", "N9AZ", "W9ZZ")?

Q: My spouse and I are both hams. We want to obtain call signs having the same suffix. Will that occur if we were to file our applications stapled together?

Q: What if I obtain my vanity call sign first, and then my wife applies listing 25 call signs having the same suffix as mine?

Q: I am an Amateur Extra Class operator and my mailing address is in (one of the 48 contiguous states). What are the formats and prefixes of the call signs that I may request?

Q: I am an Advanced Class operator and my mailing address is on Guam. From which call sign groups can I request a vanity call sign?

Q: My mailing address is in (one of the 48 contiguous states). May I request a Group A call sign designated in Amateur Station Call Sign Systems for Navassa Island?

Q: Which areas do not currently receive mail delivery by the USPS?

Q: My mailing address is in Honolulu, Hawaii. May I request a Group A call sign from those designated for Kure Atoll?

Q: Why are blocks of call signs designated for places where there is no mail delivery by USPS?

Q: I am in the military overseas. My mailing address is APO New York, NY. My operator class is General. What call sign format and prefix may I request?

Bureau/Office: 

Updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016